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  CBS    KPIX 5 News at 5pm    News  News/Business. Allan  
   Martin and Elizabeth Cook. New.  

    March 25, 2013
    5:00 - 5:30pm PDT  

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morning. before 10:00 a.m. a male driver in a toyota and his passenger ended up trapped in their suv upside in water. >> the vehicle drifted off the shoulder to the right. crossed through the right shoulder area and down into a drainage. >> we were trying to help them out. >> i got a bar here, i handed it over to those guys trying to open the door. >> reporter: but they couldn't get to the victims in time. they were pronounced dead at the scene. people are familiar with the hazards. >> should be widened or a k bar. >> reporter: dangerous because of the narrow shoulders and speedy drivers anxious to pass the many trucks on the road. >> people come near me when they are passing. >> reporter: the chp is investigating the cause of the
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crash. they don't know why the driver veered off the road but speed was not a factor. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. police arrested three men last night in oakland after a high-speed chase and think the suspects might be linked to crimes in hayward and san jose. it ended after the car they were in spun out. it started in hayward when officers tried to pull the driver or for driving under the for the fluence. police -- influence. police think they were involved in a shooting. >> there was a incident that involved a shooting from a vehicle. we are determining whether or not this vehicle was involved in that. >> police are also investigating whether the three men were involved in a armed robbery and shooting in san san jose. the castro district will be the scene of a rally and march in support of same-sex marriage. ktvu's noelle walker is live
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where the supreme court court, all eyes on the supreme court. >> reporter: we have seen a few people here with signs and flags. they are starting to set up for a huge rally and march to city hall. supreme court is taking up the debate tomorrow and this is not a black and white issue. there are a number of ways the court can go. >> reporter: 20,000 same-sex couples in california said i do. and then in november california voters said we don't. proposition 8's ban on same-sex marriage set up tomorrow's supreme court show down. >> we will get guidance from the highest court. >> reporter: she says there is a rainbow of options the court can decide. the justices could uphold the ban which would leave the issue up to individual states to
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decide. the court could invalidate all bans on same-sex marriage. it is unlikely. it is what the supreme court did in 1967 when it struck down virginia's ban on interracial marriage and extended it to every state. >> it is likely the supreme court will not uphold all the bans or strike all the bans down but do something in the middle. >> reporter: that could strike down prop 8 that only in california did same-sex couple have marriage rights and have them taken away. it could be a 9 state solution. right now the highlighted states allow some form of civil union. for those states the court will have to answer a basic question. >> are you trying to signal that same-sex couples could be in a second class status? >> reporter: whatever the decision, the supreme court is
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likely to leave room for future debate. >> reporter: now legal experts aren't expecting the court to make the decision till the end of june. in the mean time, coming up at 6:00 p.m. we will talk to some of the people who are helping organize tonight's event. back to you. there appears to be support among americans for same-sex marriage. 57% of people say they have a family member or friend who is gay. that is up 12% from 2007. another pole shows support for same-sex marriage rose from 40% to 53%. the news comes a day before the supreme court is due to hear the arguments about california's ban on same-sex marriage. ktvu's david stevenson is on his way to washington, d.c. right now, he will have live reports and stay with us for a
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break down of the case and the arguments for and against prop 8. watch our news special at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow night. the senate confirmed president obama's appointment of a judge. troy nunley fills a viccancy for the eastern district of california. he is a san francisco native. he was appointed in 2002 to the state's superior court. the government of cyprus said all banks will remain closed till thursday. earlier today there had been plans to open all but the two largest banks tomorrow. they closed to avoid panic while the government arranged for a bail out. at one point there was a plan to tax all savings accounts 10%. the most recent plans involve a loss at a bank and a freeze on
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all transactions at the bank of cyprus. the dow is down 64 to 14,447. the nasdaq is down 9 at 3,235. michael dell head head wins. the black stone group made offers to stockholders promising a higher price. that comes as dell and other investors are trying to buy up all of the company stock for $13.65 a share. they are offering $15 a share. black stone offering $14.25. new security concerns about hundreds of laboratories across the country, including some in california. auditors say 1300 labs that work with deadly substances lack university security
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procedures -- uniform security procedures. one of the labs is on the campus of university of california at berkeley. experts have been calling for stricter rules for years. >> there needs to be standards dez ugfaded and -- designated and enforced. >> they have said they already have multiple layers in place. a good friday protest is planned this week. it has been a tradition for 30 years now. you are looking at video from a past protest. for decades they have held demonstrations that lab. this year's theme is where do we go from here? chaos or community? in the past protesters blocked the main gate to the national laboratory. >> 600 guns taken off the
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streets in another gun buy back, how leaders responded to claims these events don't work. >> back here in 10 minutes, the clouds are increasing, umbrellas will be needed. i will have the forecast and break down the rain chances each day. see you back here in 10 minutes.
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new at 5:00 p.m., 600 guns, including many assault weapons are recovered in gun buy back. ktvu's eric rasmussen is live to explain why some aren't convinced these events are working. >> reporter: some say criminals aren't the ones giving up their guns but the cops still believe they may have prevented future crimes or saved a life based on the guns they collected this weekend. >> the most dangerous is the
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mac-10. ak-47. >> reporter: better suited for a war zone than the streets. >> law enforcement's worse nightmare is coming across these weapons. >> they collected 600 unwanted guns, including 17 assault weapons during a gun buy back program. >> you wonder where they have been lying around. probably not in gun safes. not with trigger locks on them. >> reporter: he says the county paid out $60,000 at the most recent event, between 1-$200. >> i talk to gun store owners who say it doesn't work. flat out. what do you think? >> i think that, first of all, i want to say i support, you know, the ordinary course of commerce, what owners are
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doing, we are not trying to compete with them. >> reporter: selling the guns back to a store would require a back ground check and a 10 day wait. >> reporter: he says he was so happy with the results he is going to suggest making plans for future gun buy backs. live in san jose, eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. five people are planning to run for the board of supervisors seat left vacant. he pleaded guilty to misleading taxpayer money. she is one of the candidates. she was a member of the san jose city counsel. her political experience will help her with up coming challenges such as implementing healthcare changes. >> there are a lot of changes that are impacting local
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government. it requires somebody who is experience. >> canddants have till wednesday to file -- candidates have till wednesday to file. the office of ethics conducts investigations into house members. the investigation centers on spend being boxman or members of her staff. her attorney says michele bachmann is cooperating with the investigation. apple perched a start up -- perched a start up. the company is paying $20 million for wifi slam. apple confirms the deal but isn't giving any details. chevron struck oil at a new
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well in the gulf of mexico. the company today announced the discovery at the well. 190 miles off the louisiana coast. crews drilled 6 miles deep. the well results are being evaluated. it is 12 miles from a discovery last week. the golden gate bridge district is days away from ending its toll collection. a new sign is up to remind drivers the bridge will convert to electronic tolling on wednesday. you will have a choice of fast track or pay based on a picture. caltrans plans to close all lanes of highway 4 invent crosswalk tonight and tomorrow. -- in antioch tonight and tomorrow. it starts tonight at 11:00 a.m. and continues till 3:00 a.m --
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tonight at 11:00 p.m. and continues till 3:00 a.m. it is part of the project to widen the freeway. the next bay area city to ban the use of plastic bags. leaders are set to consider a recommendation next month. san francisco, 5 years ago, was the first in the nation to ban plastic bags. alameda county banned the bags at the beginning of the year. bill martin warned us changes were coming and you can feel them. clouds developing, winds picking up. >> changing around. and we had a great weekend. spring like around here. it is spring for -- i tell you what, clouds and showers as we move in through the week. is there a big storm coming? doesn't seem so. scattered showers through the next few days. right now winter is lingering
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on the east coast, for us we are seeing activity as well. showers showing up north of the bay area. so that is a good sign. things are breaking down. problem is this low-pressure system will sit and it will spin activity, instability at us. the timing will be tough. none of it seems to be heavy rain or heavy wind. nuisance showers through the week. i will break it down. i have a computer model. looks good right now. we will get you a time line. starting wednesday, not tomorrow, but wednesday, we get into the unsettled pattern. temperatures outside, 64 walnut creak. 58 livermore. chilly. not that warm. next few days, temperatures
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coming down. unsettled pattern with increasing clouds. you knew that. they are cut off from the jet stream. typically they migrate through. chance of showers. by noon -- this isn't the case. it spends 5 days sitting out here. it is not going this way, going this way. spins clouds at us. timing is really a bear. models hate these. tomorrow looks great. wednesday a slight chance of showers. we will break it down when i come back. looks like a nice day tomorrow. return to sprinkles, some perhaps wet commutes and wet weather. back here we will dial it in for you. jerry sandusky speaks from behind prison bars. >> more of his first interview
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since being sent to prison. >> how young is too young? the concern doctors have tonight about the health problems children can have later on.
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>> police say evan ebel a man polled is a suspect. -- paroled is a suspect. he was killed in texas. investigators confirm the bullets that killed him came from the gun found with evan ebel. after the shoot out. the sheriff's department in texas was trying to determine what his motive was. he was a former gang member. >> one of two teens accused of a shooting death was in court today. a judge said he would be charged with murder. he did not enter a plea and the judge didn't say whether he would be charged as a juvenile or adult. he approached her and demanded money and one of the teens shot and killed the baby. the other suspect will be
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charged as an adult. jerry sandusky has given his first interview since going to children. jerry sandusky talked with a documentary maker who is making a film aimed at jeering joe paterno's name. he asked jerry sandusky if he shot joe paterno would have kept him on if joe paterno thought he was a danger to boys. >> i would say no. if he had a suspicion, i don't know the answer to that. >> joe paterno's statement called jerry sandusky's interview self serving and another insult to the victims and anyone who cares about the truth. jerry sandusky's sentence requires he serve 30 years in prison. construction continues on the massive hospital campus project in palo alto. ktvu channel 2 news cameras were there last year when they
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opened on campus. since then work continued on the hospital. 17 new structures structures and renovations will be complete by 2020. morthan 2 billion -- more than $2 billion is being invested throughout the hospital system. it is done. it is finally dedicated. and all that needs to be done now is to open it. >> how young is too young for solid food? why many babies are getting solid food too early. [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf... is more fun than ever. sees better than ever. ♪ ♪ charges faster. and will charge. cool. and heat. from your phone. fact: leaf never needs gas. ever. good for the world. built in america. now, leaf's an easier choice than ever. ♪ ♪ shop at choosenissan.com.
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complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> after decades of debate the solution to the problems at
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devil's slide is at hand. the twin tunnels by-passing the danger routes on highway 1 are about to open. it has been years in the making. ktvu's tom v is on -- consumer editor tom vacar is on hand now to show us the final results. tom? >> major event. now, made for earthquake country, they are designed to with stand the biggest quake that comes every 1500 years. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: then came a long parade of cars, beginning with the old and two all electrics. the tunnels named for the late congressman, are a bittersweet reminder for his widow. >> i wish my husband was here. he worked very hard.
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very hard. but i am very happy. nevertheless. >> reporter: 20 people, mostly community activists who began the quest so long ago have sense passed -- since passed. >> he would glow. he would have a big smile on his face. >> it is a monument, testimonial to their persestance and vomit -- persistence and beauty. >> now people can come on the state of the art tunnel, most beautiful tunnel in the country. >> the pacific coast highway will draw more tourists. >> pch is california. it is a difficult road to maintain. it is hard holding up the edge
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of the connent at times -- continent at times. >> reporter: and so tomorrow's coast side commute will be more different than ever before. consumer editor tom vacar ktvu channel 2 news. residents are butt to see water -- are about to see water bills go up. rates will be increasing in july. this will be the third increase in three years. they voted to raise rates by 7%. that means $5.19 will be added to the monthly bill. they say the increase is due to the rising cost of water. happening now, news chopper 2 first on the scene as police officer found a 11-month-old girl that prompted a amber alert. family is now meeting with police. at this point investigators are looking for the person who
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stole the car as the baby was sitting inside. the girl is little gabriela quintero. she looked healthy and calm as officers found her. she was taken to the hospital and deemed completely healthy. her mother took her home 90 minutes ago and earlier ktvu's robert handa brought us a live report from san jose. robsert staying in contact -- robsert staying in contact with police -- robert is staying in contact with police and will have more at 6:00 p.m. a victim was found last night before midnight. he was airlifted to the hospital and underwent surgery. so far no arrests have been made and police haven't released information about a suspect. the contra costa county coroner identified a man whose body was found in the bay on sunday. police don't know how the body of richard wood ended up

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